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NCJ Number: 121975 Find in a Library
Title: Human Rights and Criminal Justice in the 1990's (From Future Issues in Policing: Symposium Proceedings, 1989, Canada, P 39-75, Donald J. Loree, ed. -- See NCJ-121972)
Author(s): S A Cohen
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Police College
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3J2, Canada
Sale Source: Canadian Police College
P.O. Box 8900
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3J2,
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Recent and potential legislative initiatives regarding human rights in Canada are examined in terms of their content and the possible litigation that will occur in the 1990's.
Abstract: These initiatives have focused on victim rights; the rights of women in cases involving sexual assault, pornography, prostitution, and abortion; children's issues such as the right to counsel, child pornography, juvenile prostitution, and child witnesses; the right of native persons; and the rights of mentally disordered offenders. Many of these initiatives involve changes in Canada's Criminal Code and related statutes and will result in litigation based on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As a result, the main challenges for the 1990's will be for the legislature to enact the necessary reforms and for the courts to find creative ways to uphold positive developments in human rights while preserving the basic rights of persons accused of crime. 99 reference notes.
Main Term(s): Human rights
Index Term(s): Canada; Legislation; Policy
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